Marble Hill man charged with child molestation

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill police arrested Wayne A. Martin Sr., 30, of Marble Hill on Monday on charges of child molestation.

Officers from both the Marble Hill Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol interviewed Martin earlier that evening after receiving information that he had sexually abused a child younger than 12, according to a probable-cause statement by Sgt. Scott Shaffer.

Martin voluntarily went with officers to the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department for the interview, where he explained that he knew about the allegations and knew that was the reason for the interview, the statement said.

At first, Martin denied the allegations Later he said he was sorry for what had happened to the child in question and confessed to the rape, according to the the statement.

Martin also said he knew what he had done was wrong and wanted to get help for his problem, the statement said.

Martin waived a formal arraignment in court Wednesday. He is in custody at the Bollinger County Jail.

A hearing is set for July 9.

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